William Hord (1764-1825)

Member of Tennessee House, 3rd and 4th General Assemblies, 1799-1803; representing Hawkins County. Born in Louisa County, Virginia, on August 5, 1764; son of Mordecai and Sarah Carr Hord. Bought land in Hawkins County in 1791 and moved there in 1796, building a home at New Canton. Deputy surveyor of Hawkins County, 1797-98. In 1802 he removed to Claiborne County, but returned to Hawkins in 1813; bought the “Rice” property at New Canton, where descendants still live. Commissioned a major in Hawkins County militia; director in State Bank, 1817. Member, Presbyterian Church. Married in Hawkins County in 1797 to Anne Gibbons, daughter of Thomas and Anne (Eppes) Gibbons; children–Stanwix, Eldridge, Thomas, Lucretia, and William Hord. Died in Hawkins County on May 15, 1825; buried in New Providence Presbyterian Churchyard, Rogersville. Grandfather of Thomas Eppes Hord and great-grandfather of William Lloyd Moore, sometime members Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: Rogersville Review, October 27, 1949; Acklen, Tombstone Inscriptions, 354; Hord, The Hord Family of Virginia, 70-80, Moore, Records of Commissions of Officers, 18; Hawkins County Will Book, 1797-1886, Pt. 1, p. 252.

From Biographical Directory: Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1967, Issue 3

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